The Map Share system allows drivers to make their own modifications, such as adding or blocking roads or specifying one-way systems, directly on the device. These user modifications will then be taken into account when planning routes. Connecting to a PC allows updates to be shared with other drivers over the net using the TomTom HOME application. The company stresses that it is a supplement, not a replacement for map subscriptions – you’ll need a subscription to get the updates.
Other new features for the forthcoming units include an option to automatically direct a driver to the nearest hospital, a library of instructions for car maintenance and first aid, as well as one-touch telephone access (via a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone) to the police, breakdown services and other useful numbers. The new TomTom GO models will be available during autumn 2007, priced from £299. More information on these when we have it.
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